CPA PEP Update for the 2023/24 Academic Year

Dec 16, 2022
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This news post contains important updates for the upcoming 2023/2024 calendar year. Please read carefully and note any important action items and/or deadlines.

2023/24 Administrative Fees

The CPAWSB PEP Fees for the 2023/2024 academic year have been updated. Please refer to the fee 
on our website to view the updated fees.

Module updates

The CPA PEP modules have received significant updates, which will be rolled out starting in January 
2023. Please review the module updates.

Introduction to the Profession module

The CPAWSB is excited to announce the launch of the Introduction to the Profession Module. To learn more and get started with the module, log into D2L (D2L login is required).

Mental Wellness

Mental health support for learners can be found through the member assistance programs offered by CPA BC, CPA AB, CPA SK, and CPA MB. For more information Mental Wellness, visit our website.

Harmonized Education Policies (HEP)

The national HEP is updated annually and outlines the policies that govern CPA PEP, including program admission requirements, exam eligibility, and more.

Expectations for Academic Integrity and Learner Conduct

As a candidate enrolled in the CPA certification program, you are always expected to maintain the highest standards of academic integrity and behavioural conduct.

Practical Experience

Practical Experience is administered by the provincial CPA bodies. Please ensure you are staying up to date on the general requirements.


The CPA PEP schedules reflect the registration, module, workshop, and exam schedules for modules that will be offered in 2023/24. Review the information on the 2023 Capstone 1 and Capstone 2 cases, and the CFE Day 1 cases.

Annual Re-enrollment

All candidates must re-enroll annually with the School and pay dues to remain in good standing. Read the information about annual re-enrollment, including how to pay annual dues, applying for a program leave, and the consequences of failing to complete annual re-enrollment or pay dues on time.

Annual re-enrollment for the 2023/24 academic year opens Monday, December 19, 2022. You can pay dues immediately or defer payment until May 31, 2023. Review the information on how to find/print your invoice in My CPA portal.

Annual re-enrollment must be complete before registering for any modules or exams (including the CFE) in the 2023/24 academic year.

Study Permit Requirement and Residency Status Change

To maintain status as an active learner, you must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident or hold a valid study permit while registered with CPAWSB. If you hold a study permit, you must submit a study permit renewal application to the Canadian government.

To request documentation to support your study permit application, please submit a request for a status letter on My CPA portal, identifying the request is for a study permit.

If your residency status has changed and you are now a permanent resident or a Canadian citizen, please provide your documentation to, and we will update your account.

Keeping Employment and Contact Information Current

When completing annual re-enrollment, ensure that your first and last name listed in My CPA Portal matches your legal name. A legal name is essential to confirm your membership, allow you to write the CFE, and attend examinations. Also, ensure your home address, phone number(s), and email address(es) are current so that CPAWSB can communicate key program updates to you.

If you recently moved or are planning to move to another province or territory, contact for assistance in updating your governance or residency status.
If your employment situation changes, you must:
  • Update your employment information in My CPA Portal within two weeks. When updating employment information, remember to review the settings about sharing registration and module/examination information with employers.
  • Update your profile in the Practical Experience Reporting Tool (PERT) and submit experience reports. For further information, refer to the PERT access guide or contact your provincial bodies directly.
Visit our website for additional information about updating personal information.

This message contains important information about the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP) for the 2023/24 academic year. It is being sent to all active candidates and CPAWSB employer contacts and posted on the CPAWSB website. Candidates are asked to share this information with their employers.